I'd noticed that I was watching the TV lunchtime news alone, and at the same time could hear unusual noises coming from the kitchen; something was afoot.
I should have known; in fact Lady M was having a 'practise run' at her Hot Cross Buns. I've just had one toasted for my breakfast, and can confirm that they are very good; as usual.
HCB's are another thing that one can add to that list of goodies that Brits take for granted. Pork pies, Mince pies, a fish-n-chip shop on every corner, kebab shops, pale-pink sausages, Indian takeaways, M & S, helpful policemen, and Marmite. My future over-wintering back in Blighty again, is beginning to sound rather pleasant.